SERVICE AND TREASURE

19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, 23 but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! 24 “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.

Matthew 6:19-24

Men are hardwired to lay up treasure and spend time serving. There is an innate sense of urgency to engage in these two activities. Jesus knows the hearts of men and gives clear direction in these two areas. Treasure and service are vehicles that direct the heart, the whole man, into or out of a relationship with God. Jesus' strategy was to address how these vehicles are used because they determine a man's trajectory.

Treasure can be found both in heaven and on earth. It does not have a moral leaning, but it does determine the placement of a man's heart. In the same way, service reveals the loyalties of a man. Rember that God's concern is not about the treasure or the activity of each man. God cares about the heart. Engaging with what we value the most and where we spend our time does matter because of the heart impact. Direct your heart toward God by directing your resources.

DO THIS TODAY: Honor God with your service and treasures.

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